Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015
One hundred years after the Armenian genocide, stories about the massacre still cut to the bone. The Rev. Stepanos Doudoukjian, pastor of St. Peter’s Armenian Church in Watervliet, has heard them all his life, from family members and his congregation.
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2015
The wrecks of two 19th-century canal boats have been found on the bottom of Lake Ontario, an unusual discovery because such vessels typically weren't used on open water, a team of New York shipwreck hunters said Wednesday.
Monday, Jan. 19, 2015
People all over the Capital Region needed shovels in January 1987. A bunch of steady snowstorms put 47.8 inches of white stuff on the ground by the end of the month — and made that January the snowiest in area history.
Thursday, Jan. 15, 2015
As a young black girl growing up in New York City in the 1960s, Arlene C. Way always had people in the national spotlight she could look up to. Now a resident of the Capital Region for more than two decades, Way recently discovered that Albany also had its share of activists from a half century ago....
Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
Two members of the Tuskegee Airmen — the famed all-black squadron that flew in World War II — died on the same day. The men, lifelong friends who enlisted together, were 91.
Monday, Jan. 12, 2015
People and places are part of today’s Capital Region Scrapbook. The places we know — the people, we’re not so sure about.
Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015
Early residents of Boston valued a robust press as much as their history and currency if the contents of a time capsule dating back to the years just after the Revolutionary War are any guide.
Monday, Jan. 5, 2015
Republican Assemblyman James N. Tedisco found time for a new year’s laugh with Democrat Assemblyman Richard Conners on Jan. 3, 1990 — the day Mario M. Cuomo gave his State of the State address in Albany. After the speech, it was back to business as usual — Democrats loved the speech. Republicans were not as thrilled. Others began 1990 with thrills and chills.
Monday, Dec. 29, 2014
The Daily Gazette’s time machine is revving up for a trip into the past. We’ve made these voyages before — the final Capital Region Scrapbook of the year is always devoted to favorite photos from the past 51 weeks.
Monday, Dec. 22, 2014
Reverence and revelry were part of the Capital Region scene in December 1994 as people prepared for the holidays.
Saturday, Dec. 20, 2014
Meghan Stephenson says 10th grade biology and physics this year have confirmed her love for the sciences, but she does find history inspirational, as well, particularly recent history.
Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014
Growing up on the West Coast, Jillian Altenburg never really developed an appreciation of history. There just wasn’t enough of it.
Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014
The Half Moon, the replica 17th century Dutch sailing ship that has educated a generation of Capital Region students, is going back to a home it has never seen: the Netherlands.
Monday, Dec. 15, 2014
Evelyn Pangburn had long legs as a high-school majorette.Those legs went a long way to raise money against polio during the early 1950s — during a fun campaign that was equal parts mirth and mystery.
Monday, Dec. 8, 2014
It was still 1969, but Lance Marshall was looking forward to 1970.